Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Cost Of Balancing Art And Earthquakes!


The above life-size bronze sculpture, by Swiss Artist Alberto Giacometti, was sold at auction in London, yesterday, for the record sum of £65m after just eight minutes of bidding.

The UK appeal for the disaster victims of the earthquake in Haiti has raised £70m and taken almost three weeks.

Somehow, comparing those two facts makes me feel uncomfortable.

I am not sure whether it is because one person can have so much as to be able to spend such a huge sum on a piece of bronze, or whether it is that so many people are left with so little, and are not able to find even the basics necessary to survive.

I guess that is the balance of life....for those who have, there are many more who have not.

It just does not seem a fair equation to me!

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Eight O'Clock Coffee said...

So sad, Westerly21!
It doesn't seem a fair equation to me a lot of other things that happens all around the world, these days!
I like your... thoughts. Keep posting!

Westerly21 said...

Hi, I am glad you day it might all add up!!